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Revealed: Ninja 250SL and Ninja Z250SL

In case you missed it, both Ninja 250SL and Z250SL models were revealed for Asian markets with owners already taking delivery. Chances of either model making it to North America is unlikely. Following the reveal, Kawasaki released introductory video's to both models which you'll find below:

Kawasaki revealed a new 250cc Ninja for the Asian market featuring a single-cylinder engine. Called the Kawasaki Ninja RR Mono or 250SL (depending on the market), the single-cylinder model offers a bit less power and more torque than the parallel-Twin Ninja 250 but weighs 46 pounds lighter.

We first saw spy photos of the new mini-Ninja undergoing testing late last year, but now we can see the finished product. The RR Mono has a different frame than the Ninja 250 and 300, with bodywork that looks a bit more like the ZX-6R. The single-cylinder model has a single headlight like the last-generation 250.
New Kawasaki Ninja 250SL MY15 - Official Video

New Kawasaki Z250SL MY15 - Official Video


Official Specifications

Also included to get you up to speed on the all-new 250SL is a full specifications list outlining the following: engine, frame, performance, transmission, brakes, suspension, dimensions and more!

Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Specifications

  • Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single
  • Displacement: 249 cm3
  • Bore x stroke: 72.0 x 61.2 mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.3:1
  • Valve/Induction system: DOHC, 4 valves
  • Fuel system: Fuel injection: ř38 mm x 1
  • Ignition: Digital
  • Starting: Electric
  • Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump

  • Frame type: Tube diamond
  • Rake/Trail: 24o / 90 mm
  • Wheel travel, front: 110 mm
  • Wheel travel, rear: 116 mm
  • Tyre, front: 100/80-17M/C 52S
  • Tyre, rear: 130/70-17M/C 62S
  • Steering angle, left / right: 36o / 36o

  • Maximum power: 20.6 kW {28 PS} / 9,700 rpm

full specifications...

4 Colors To Choose From

Lime Green, Pearl Shining Yellow, Passion Red or Pearl Stardust White? Tough decision to make with Kawasaki offering us 4 great colors to choose from, thankfully there's enough pictures of each to help you decide!

Below are all the colors the all-new Kawasaki Ninja 250SL will be available in from launch. Be aware, the color options below are not specified by market, so you may or may not get what you vote for on this (multiple choice) poll. Vote for the color's you want on the multiple choice poll and let us know what you selected in the comments section below!

Ninja 250SL Color Options:
  • Lime Green / Ebony (With Graphics)
  • Pearl Shining Yellow / Ebony (With Graphics)
  • Lime Green / Ebony
  • Passion Red / Ebony
  • Passion Red / Ebony (With Graphics)
  • Pearl Stardust White / Ebony
  • Pearl Stardust White / Ebony (With Graphics)


Ninja 250SL Design/Styling

Following the Ninja 250SL's release, a breakdown of key design/styling points were released along with complementary visuals.

“Slim & sexy” styling

Like the other Ninjas in the series, the new Ninja 250SL features seductive, full-fairing bodywork. It’s “slim and sexy” supersport styling ensures the Ninja 250SL stands out on the street.
The contrast of flared and waisted sections gives the bike more...

Sculpted upper triple clamp

Sculpted upper triple clamp features lightening holes, contributing to the sporty, lightweight image and adding to the high quality look of the cockpit. more...

Racy all-digital instrumentation

Compact, all-digital instrument panel gives the cockpit a modern, racy look.
Its easy-to-read features include a digital bar-graph tachometer, digital speedometer, more...

- Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Ninja 250SL Supersport Performance: Chassis

Making up it's Supersport DNA, the Kawasaki Ninja 250SL chassis features a slim, lightweight and compact trellis frame, along with a uni-track rear suspension, supersport ergonomics, lightweight chassis, and more!

Original Slim, Compact Trellis Frame

The Ninja 250SL features an all-new trellis frame. Designed to achieve the chassis’ “slim, lightweight and compact” development goal, the frame contributes to both light, nimble handling, and to an aggressive supersport design.
The pipe size of each component of the frame was carefully selected more...

Uni-Trak Rear Suspension

Uni-Trak rear suspension provides great road holding ability and bump absorption, contributing to the bike’s sporty handling. The shock linkage decreases leverage on the shock as the suspension is compressed: small bumps are damped very lightly while big bumps receive more...

Supersport Ergonomics

The Ninja 250SL’s compact riding position was designed with sporty street riding in mind, allowing riders to better enjoy the bike’s racy performance.
The forward-leaning riding position is ideal for controlled sporty street riding, while not being too aggressive more...

Lightweight Chassis

At 151 kg (152 kg for ABS models), the Ninja 250SL is more than 20 kg lighter than the Ninja 250. The light weight is a significant factor in the bike’s nimble handling more...

Ninja 250SL Photo Gallery [50+ Photos]

Here you'll find 50+ high quality photo's of the Kawasaki Ninja 250SL showing it in full inside and out to get you up to speed and familiar with it, quite possibly one of the next best thing to seeing it in person.

Here you will find most of what you'll ever want to see on the Ninja 250SL in this MEGA, 50+ photo gallery!

Pictures of ALL Ninja 250SL Color Options Here: Color Options: Kawasaki NinjaSL (Ninja RR mono) [w/Poll & Pictures]

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-04-2014, 04:57 PM
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Great resource for getting up to date on the 250 at the time it was posted especially with all the speculation, rumors and random unverified information that led up to all of the real information coming out.

Thanks for posting this!
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-05-2014, 04:21 PM
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Love this photo mosaic.

This thread will be great for people who are just arriving at the site and want the low down on what's going on. Thanks for posting it up.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-05-2014, 04:51 PM
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Awesome information here.
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Does will fit on the Ninja 250SL? Please check the image. Thanks.
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